October 9th, 10th and 11th, 2020
The Event You Know and Love
Adapted To Keep Us All Safe
But Still Connected
Blues Muse is an event that is dedicated to partnership above all else. From our early years championing follower voice and creativity, we have grown to become the event to be at to hone your partnership skills, flex your creativity, and engage in deep learning about the techniques and theories around connection. Blues Muse actively values warmth, friendliness, geekery, and silliness. All these values feed our passionate love of blues dancing and the particular joys of leading and following.
This year, in order to adapt to an online environment we have some exciting changes in store that we hope will help you learn as much as you can about being an expressive dancer while committing to building a dance with your partner.
Stay tuned for more info!
We believe Black Lives Matter. We have a zero tolerance policy for any harassment against marginalized people. We will support anyone who calls out racism, refuses dances with racists, or otherwise refuses to accommodate racists.
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BLUES MUSE 2020
Blues Muse will be a virtual event this year.
Given the information currently available to us regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and in the interest of keeping our community safe, the core committee has decided that hosting an entirely virtual event is the best course of action. We know that on some levels this is disappointing, but we are excited to have such a spectacular team with us as we work to create something new for you, our wonderfully supportive dance scene. Prepare to enjoy learning, connecting, and dancing from the comfort of your own home with things like a Battle mini-choreo, both asynchronous and synchronous classes from fantastic instructors, music from wonderful DJs, live streams of local Philly bands, and a public panel and round tables on Leading and Following in Blues Dancing.
We've been watching the scene jam on solo practice challenges and long distance accountability on fundamentals, we want to give you the tools to jam on partnership concepts in a similar way. To facilitate that learning, we are re-imagining our intensives and electives! Classes at Muse will include a mixture of intensive asynchronous classes released before the weekend that you can approach from where ever you are in your dance journey and synchronous electives you can take over the weekend with friends near and far. The asynchronous intensives will allow for deep dives into exciting topics, including expanding your understanding of your dance role and how to practice effectively. The synchronous electives will allow you to explore topics and learn with participants of all levels, a core value of Muse.
In addition to learning we also love letting loose on the (living room) dance floor. That’s why Blues Muse 2020 will have three nights of dancing to fabulous live and DJ'd music. Because of our online platform we hope to showcase the hard work of our community members with an adjusted version of THE BATTLE, stay tuned for details! We are considering other ways to showcase the many talents that exist within our community and can't wait to let you in on all the juicy things we're crafting!